The Longest Straw

The Longest Straw

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, director Samantha Bode and crew will spend seventy days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, including the Mono Extension.As they trek, they will speak with historians, community leaders and residents of Los Angeles, the Owens Valley and Mono Basin to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of water importation on ecology, economy, and society, as well as the future of local water sources for Los Angeles. The Longest Straw is a film which draws a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. California is currently suffering the worst drought the state has seen since record-keeping began over a century ago. Los Angeles is one of the top cities in America for water conservation, yet statewide outdoor watering restrictions and two declarations of drought emergency by Governor Brown go unnoticed by many Angelenos. Swimming pools are brimming, driveways are power washed, and automobiles sparkle in the Southern California sun while 28 communities in the state are at risk of going dry, and three of its largest reservoirs are only at 30 percent capacity. The Longest Straw aims to heighten Angelenos' awareness that the water sources they draw from are shared by various communities throughout the state of California and beyond, and the only way to a sustainable water future is through more local water sources.

Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Adventure, Documentary
Director
Samantha Bode
Writer
Angela Jorgensen, Samantha Bode
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about history «The Longest Straw» (16)

Jeremy Ortiz avatar
Jeremy Ortiz

My personal pick for best picture of the year.

Craig H. avatar
Craig H.

I don't have enough words to say about this movie. It is perfect i love movies and this movie has everything to be a great. The story is very nice, the acting is cool and everything else is awesome. I waited so long for a movie like this.

Bobby T. avatar
Bobby T.

I like Samantha Bode so this was a treat for me. Overall, this was a good way to spend an evening.

Judy H. avatar
Judy H.

This movie really exceeded my expectations. Samantha Bode is very talented.

Nicholas Austin avatar
Nicholas Austin

This is the best Adventure movie I have seen in decades. I was blown away of the plot and brilliant sound score. An amazing movie experience.

Christina avatar
Christina

loved it wow what a work

Sarah Romero avatar
Sarah Romero

Definitely would have picked this to win.

Jerry R. avatar
Jerry R.

Well done and very surprising! Highly recommend it!

Rose C. avatar
Rose C.

I loved watching this movie. Very good movie and it was kind of sad at the end. A MUST watch movie.